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Sir Julius Vogel Award Nominations- 2011

This page contains an email voting form for the Sir Julius Vogel awards. If you are not going to be at ConText and you wish to vote, copy and paste the form into an email and send it back to us.

Please note that you will need to send it promptly. We will need to receive your email vote before 31st May 2011. You can also give your votes to someone who is coming to the convention and they can physically give it to us

If you are not a member of Context or SFFANZ, you will need to renew your SFFANZ membership in order to vote for the the Sir Julius Vogel Awards. You can renew at ConText, or go here.

By sending in your vote with this form you are confirming that you are a member of SFFANZ or ConText. If you are not a member of either SFFANZ or ConText when the votes are counted, your vote will be disallowed.

Your vote should be emailed to


Sir Julius Vogel Award Nominees

For full details on the nominees and downloadable voting forms, please see

Voting will also be taking place at ConText.

Please see below the nominees for details on the preferential system of voting.

Write a number next to the nominees, in order of preference. 1 being a first choice, 2 a second choice and so on.

In order for your vote to be valid, we must receive it from an email address that we have on file for you, and you must be a member of ConText or SFFANZ.


Best Novel
[  ]  Barking Death Squirrels by Douglas A. Van Belle
[  ]  The Heir Of Night by Helen Lowe
[  ]  The Questing Road by Lyn McConchie
[  ]  Tymon's Flight by Mary Victoria
[  ]  Geist by Philippa Ballantine
[  ]  No Award


Best Young Adult Novel
[  ] Aria by Rowina De Silva
[  ] Ebony Hill by Anna Mackenzie
[  ] Guardian Of The Dead by Karen Healey
[  ] Into The Wilderness by Mandy Hager
[  ] Summer Of Dreaming by Lyn McConchie
[  ] No Award


Best Novella / Novelette
[  ] A Tale Of The Interferers - Hunger For Forbidden Flesh by Paul Haines
[  ] L by Bill Direen
[  ] Her Gallant Needs by Paul Haines
[  ] No Award


Best Short Story
[  ] Consumed by Lee Murray
[  ] High Tide At Hot Water Beach by Paul Haines
[  ] The Future Of The Sky by Ripley Patton
[  ] The Interview by Darian Smith
[  ] I've Seen This Man by Paul Haines
[  ] No Award


Best Collected Work
[  ] A Foreign Country: New Zealand Speculative Fiction edited by Anna Caro and Juliet Buchanan
[  ] The Care And Feeding Of Your Lunatic Mage by Douglas A. Van Belle
[  ] 2010 Semaphore Anthology edited by Marie Hodgkinson
[  ] Rare Unsigned Copy by Simon Petrie
[  ] No Award


Best Art Work
[  ]  Barking Death Squirrels Cover by Emma Weakley
[  ]  Internal Map in The Heir Of Night by Peter Fitzpatrick
[  ]  Tymon's Flight Cover by Frank Victoria
[  ]  No Award


Best Dramatic Presentation
[  ]  This Is Not My Life - Pilot Episode
[  ]  Kaitangata Twitch - Pilot Episode
[  ]  No Award


Best Production / Publication
[  ]  Semaphore Magazine by Marie Hodgkinson
[  ]  White Clouds World Anthology edited by Paul Tobin
[  ]  The Art Of District 9: Weta Workshop edited by Daniel Falconer
[  ]  White Cloud Worlds Art Exhibition by The New Dowse Art Gallery, Leanne Wickham (Curator)
[  ]  No Award


Best Fan Production
[  ] Doctor Who - Podcast by Paul Mannering
[  ] The Cloud by Paul Mannering
[  ] No Award


Best Fan Publication
[  ] Novazine by Jacqui Smith
[  ] Au Contraire Conventin Booklet by Au Contraire Convention Committee
[  ] No Award


Best Fan Writing
[  ] Strange Matter by John Toon
[  ] Musings From Under The Mountain and Novazine Contributions by Jacqui Smith
[  ] Blue by Michele Powles
[  ] Uncorked by Broderick Wells
[  ] No Award


Fan Artwork
[  ] Cover for Starship Sofa 150 by Gino Moretto
[  ] Carried Forward
[  ] No Award


Best New Talent
[  ] Karen Healey
[  ] Mary Victoria
[  ] No Award


Services To Fandom
[  ]  Ross Temple
[  ]  Sue Martin-Smith


Services to Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror
[  ] Simon Litten
[  ] No Award


The information collected on this ballot paper is used for the purpose of voting verification only and will not be passed on to any other parties. All voting papers are destroyed within one calendar month of the awards being announced.  You can contact us at for more information.


How the voting for the Sir Julius Vogel Awards works

Voting is based on a preferential voting system. This is the same system used for the Hugos and the Ditmars. When voting, you rank your choices in order of preference. When vote counting takes place, it's entirely possible that votes past your first choice will be significant in determining the final vote. For full details on how vote counting takes place, look in the folders containing the nominations.


There are four possible choices in the following example.


Best Furry Fan
[ 2  ] Queenie the Alien
[ 1  ] Marvin the Sheep
[ 3  ] Jemima the Frog
[    ] No Award

In this selection, I consider Marvin the Sheep to be my first choice, then Queenie, then Jemima.


No Award

The No Award option is treated like another nominee. In the above case I can ignore it, or fill it in as my fourth option.

In the following example, I consider only two of the options to be any good, so my third choice is No Award.


Best Furry Fan
[ 2  ] Queenie the Alien
[ 1  ] Marvin the Sheep
[     ] Jemima the Frog
[ 3  ] No Award

On the other hand, I might consider that only one is worth voting for, so I place my first vote accordingly, and my second option of No Award. However, if the vote counting happens in such a way that votes come down to a third choice, I want my other votes to count, so I also place votes in order for the other two options.


Best Furry Fan
[ 3  ] Queenie the Alien
[ 1  ] Marvin the Sheep
[ 4  ] Jemima the Frog
[ 2  ] No Award


Sometimes there is only one nominee in a category. When this happens, the option is given to Carry Forward the nominee until the next year of the Sir Julius Vogel Awards. In that case, the nominee is combined with any other nominations for the next year. If the nominee is still the only nominee in the category, then the option for Carry Forward is not given.


Best Furry Fan
[ 2  ] Queenie the Alien
[ 1  ] Carry Forward
[ 3  ] No Award

In conclusion, it is possible that any of your vote preferences may be significant when the votes are counted, so if possible, it is a good idea to fill in all the options in preferential order.

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